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I Am Persuaded, Part 3of3, Evans Olang

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Romans 8:35&36, “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword, vs. 36 As it is written “For Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter”

We concluded our devotion with this thought, “Persuasion is not for hurried people but people who want to know more and live connected regardless”

Two things to bring to us from Romans 8 concerning the question asked by Paul about who shall separate us, the natural and the supernatural. Looking at verse 35&36, you can see that he is referring to the natural (tribulation, persecution, famine, nakedness, peril, and sword) and then he concludes it by saying that for His sake we are killed all day long. I would take this to mean, in the process of dying to self and crucifying the flesh, we face these things that have separated many from God’s love but we are compelled to love Him because He loved us first. We know that His love is better than life and in turn we are telling Him that our love for Him is better than whatever thing we go through therefore we would rather suffer and die to these things than loose our love for Him. Read the rest of this entry »

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I Am Persuaded, Part 2of3, Evans Olang

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Romans 8:35&36, “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword, vs. 36 As it is written “For Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter”

In my continuous study of God’s word, I am utterly convinced (persuaded) that God is not in a hurry. To prove it, read about Moses, Elisha, David, Paul, Gideon, Samuel, Eli and many in the bible that encountered with God. We need to get saved because tomorrow is promised to no one, the walk after salvation requires patience. Patience is accompanied by endurance. Paul writes in Romans 12:2, “Run this race with patience looking unto Jesus the author and the finisher of our faith“. He was persuaded that God was not in a hurry to do things. God is such a Master craftsman working on what He has started step by step. If you watch a potter working on clay, you will notice that he is not in hurry to finish working on whatever he is working on until it looks perfect. Be patient with God, He is not in a hurry. Read the rest of this entry »

I Am Persuaded, Part 1of3, Evans Olang

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Romans 8:35&36, “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword, vs. 36 As it is written “For Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter”

A while back a lady emailed me to share her concerns in regards to the messages I share. she felt many of them were too strong to which i replied, it’s good to have baby food, but there comes a time when we have to have meat, this is to our growth and maturity. Imagine if we don’t start preparing our children for life, how will they make it when the time comes? If you prepared them, they may not like you now but eventually appreciate you. If someone is sick, the medicine they need to cure them might not taste or feel good but it’s effective. Therefore, some of the devotionals may not taste sweet but God is using them to cure, grow and prepare us for the things to come. Life is not fair but God is good. Praise His name. Read the rest of this entry »

Biblical Manhood, Part 2of4, Pastor Phil Sessa

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2Samuel 10:11-12, “11 And he said, If the Syrians be too strong for me, then thou shalt help me: but if the children of Ammon be too strong for thee, then I will come and help thee. 12 Be of good courage, and let us play the men for our people, and for the cities of our God: may the Lord do what seems good to Him (KJV and ESV combined)”

When you look at most men on TV sitcoms, the men are portrayed as a bumbling fool, unfit household leader, the brunt of the family jokes, the one most highly dishonored, one that has no influence over his children, and subservient to his wife. Then the guys in the movies are hard, indestructible, and the one that gets a different girl with every sequel of the movie. Read the rest of this entry »